Holiday Gift Guide 2012

JOY OF COOKING 2.0

Former CHOW food editor Aida Mollenkamp's new cookbook is a nice mix of recipes and instructions for the novice cook, including info on shopping and prepping—sort of a modern version of the Joy of Cooking.
Aida Mollenkamp's Keys to the Kitchen: The Essential Reference for Becoming a More Accomplished, Adventurous Cook, $35